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In this section we shall investigate wave propagation in a warm collisionless
plasma, extending the discussion given in Sect. 4 to take
thermal effects into account. It turns out that thermal modifications to
wave
propagation are not very well
described by fluid equations. We shall, therefore, adopt a *kinetic*
description of the plasma. The appropriate kinetic equation is, of course,
the *Vlasov equation*, which is described in Sect. 3.1.

Richard Fitzpatrick
2011-03-31